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Carla is: a bookdrunkard. a 40-something with psychology and counseling degrees with post-grad work in grief/loss/trauma, sex crimes, and forensic anthropology. a woman who has lived in three haunted houses. a former freelance journalist and counselor, who is never bored. a disabled introvert who sees connections everywhere--like John Nash, only less math-y. a knitting fidget who loves horror movies with a skewed passion. Like one of her heroes, Harriet the Spy, she wants to learn everything and write in all down (more likely than not in her bullet journal). Join her (and sometimes her friends) in her strange library as she INFJs everything from unused angles. It’s going to get weird in the best way. Let’s play.

There Might Be Cupcakes Podcast Carla Pettigrew Hufstedler

    • Society & Culture
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Carla is: a bookdrunkard. a 40-something with psychology and counseling degrees with post-grad work in grief/loss/trauma, sex crimes, and forensic anthropology. a woman who has lived in three haunted houses. a former freelance journalist and counselor, who is never bored. a disabled introvert who sees connections everywhere--like John Nash, only less math-y. a knitting fidget who loves horror movies with a skewed passion. Like one of her heroes, Harriet the Spy, she wants to learn everything and write in all down (more likely than not in her bullet journal). Join her (and sometimes her friends) in her strange library as she INFJs everything from unused angles. It’s going to get weird in the best way. Let’s play.

    Epiphany: Breaking Up Christmas: 77

    Epiphany: Breaking Up Christmas: 77

    In which Carla celebrates Epiphany by exploring barriers, and celebrating the Victorian tradition of horror at Christmas one more time this season, by reading a Victorian short story that takes place on another barrier night: Halloween.

    Story: “Man-Sized in Marble”, by E. Nesbit

    Referenced episodes: 67: Haunted Yule: Twelve Days: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/there-might-be-cupcakes-podcas-520320/episodes/haunted-yule-twelve-days-67-82798501
    54: Gilead: Meaning in Place: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/there-might-be-cupcakes-podcas-520320/episodes/gilead-meaning-in-place-54-45344382

    All of the Victorian Christmas horror episodes in a playable list: https://www.podchaser.com/lists/there-might-be-cupcakes-victorian-christmas-horror-episodes-107aIdyD0l

    Music: “What Next Dear One” by Rue Royale used with Creative Commons permission via Free Music Archive
    Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission

    Sources and Recommended Reading:
    Grim Tales by E. Nesbit https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781697441390
    https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/40321
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._Nesbit
    The Edith Nesbit Society: http://www.edithnesbit.co.uk
    E. Nesbit at Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7935185.E_Nesbit and The Story Graph: https://app.thestorygraph.com/authors/9254735c-c6b2-4c2f-8275-6997626b197f
    https://www.literaryladiesguide.com/author-biography/e-nesbit/
    Sharyn McCrumb: http://sharynmccrumb.com
    Nora Bonesteel’s Christmas Past by Sharyn McCrumb https://amzn.to/3HMwM0I
    The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter by Sharyn McCrumb https://amzn.to/3Gkn99l
    Sharyn McCrumb’s Ballad series: https://app.thestorygraph.com/series/13385


    It’s me! Podchaser: 80 Podcasts to Discover in December, including me!: https://www.podchaser.com/lists/80-podcasts-to-discover-this-december-2021-107aIaa7Vs
    It’s also me! Podchaser: The 60 Best Podcasts to Discover for November, including me! https://www.podchaser.com/lists/the-60-best-podcasts-to-discover-for-november-pc!5OvkkR9IR4GmAv65

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    • 40 min
    Victorian Christmas Horror: The Girl in the Snow: 76

    Victorian Christmas Horror: The Girl in the Snow: 76

    In which Carla once again explores the horror realm of Victorian Christmastide and reads another story by a Victorian horror author.
    Referenced episode: 67: Haunted Yule: Twelve Days: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/there-might-be-cupcakes-podcas-520320/episodes/haunted-yule-twelve-days-67-82798501

    Music: “Midnight Mass” by Dee Yan Key and “Snow on Snow (Bleak Midwinter)” by Rue Royale used with Creative Commons permission via Free Music Archive
    Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission

    Sources and Recommended Reading:
    Elizabeth Gaskell, “A Nurse’s Story”
    The Short Stories of Elizabeth Gaskell https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781780005829
    The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781780006123
    Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell, Oxford Edition https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780199538263
    Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, Penguin Clothbound Classic Edition https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780141442549
    North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, Penguin Edition https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780140434248
    Elizabeth Gaskell: A Portrait in Letters ed. J. Chapple and John Geoffrey Sharps https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780719077890
    The Cambridge Companion to Elizabeth Gaskell ed. Jill L. Matus https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780521609265
    The Elizabeth Gaskell Society https://gaskellsociety.co.uk
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1852_United_States_presidential_election
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Victoria
    https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/old-nurses-story-elizabeth-gaskell-1852
    Oxford Biography of Elizabeth Gaskell https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/10434

    It’s me! Podchaser: 80 Podcasts to Discover in December, including me!: https://www.podchaser.com/lists/80-podcasts-to-discover-this-december-2021-107aIaa7Vs
    It’s also me! Podchaser: The 60 Best Podcasts to Discover for November, including me! https://www.podchaser.com/lists/the-60-best-podcasts-to-discover-for-november-pc!5OvkkR9IR4GmAv65

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    • 57 min
    Holly Jolly Horror: 75

    Holly Jolly Horror: 75

    In which Carla reads her original Christmas horror short story, “Holly Jolly Christmas”. All rights reserved.

    Music: “Deck the Halls” by Rue Royale and “Christmas Evil” by Associated Press, used with permission
    Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission

    Podchaser: 80 Podcasts to Discover in December, including me!: https://www.podchaser.com/lists/80-podcasts-to-discover-this-december-2021-107aIaa7Vs
    Podchaser: The 60 Best Podcasts to Discover for November, including me! https://www.podchaser.com/lists/the-60-best-podcasts-to-discover-for-november-pc!5OvkkR9IR4GmAv65

    Horror author Gabino Iglesias: https://twitter.com/Gabino_Iglesias

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    Where to Find Cupcakes:
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theremightbecupcakes
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theremightbecupcakes
    Twitter: @mightbecupcakes
    Instagram: @theremightbecupcakes and @carlahaunted
    Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/theremightbecupcakes r/theremightbecupcakes
    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/804047-there-might-be-cupcakes-podcast-group
    Contact: carla@theremightbecupcakes.com

    Complete list of ways to listen to the podcast on the sidebar at http://theremightbecupcakes.com

    • 19 min
    Boo Without Goo, Volume Two: 74

    Boo Without Goo, Volume Two: 74

    In which Carla reviews and discusses 31 more horror movies without blood and gore, suitable for the squeamish viewer or beginner to horror. No spoilers.

    Podchaser: The 60 Best Podcasts to Discover for November, including There Might Be Cupcakes! https://www.podchaser.com/lists/the-60-best-podcasts-to-discover-for-november-pc!5OvkkR9IR4GmAv65

    References , sources, and recommended reading:

    First Boo Without Goo episode: https://www.theremightbecupcakes.com/episode-10-boo-without-goo/
    Letterbox list of every movie referenced in an episode: https://letterboxd.com/claradox/list/there-might-be-cupcakes/detail/

    Suspiria episodes:
    Episode 51: Elegant Nastiness: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/there-might-be-cupcakes-podcas-520320/episodes/elegant-nastiness-51-40843314
    Episode 53: Exquisite Mayhem: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/there-might-be-cupcakes-podcas-520320/episodes/exquisite-mayhem-53-44761006

    William Castle’s horror movies: https://letterboxd.com/director/william-castle-1/genre/horror/
    Vincent Price’s horror movies: https://letterboxd.com/actor/vincent-price/genre/horror/
    Christopher Lee’s horror movies: https://letterboxd.com/actor/christopher-lee/genre/horror/

    Stephen King’s Danse Macabre: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781439170984
    Clive Barker, the king of body horror (the opposite of Boo Without Goo, but I brought him up): his Books of Blood short stories, volumes 1-3: https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780425165584

    Screaming for Pleasure: How Horror Makes You Happy And Healthy by S. A Bradley https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780692193358
    The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror by David J. Skal https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780571199969

    Doesthedogdie.com

    Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Tangerines to Apples: House of Leaves: 73

    Tangerines to Apples: House of Leaves: 73

    In which Carla continues to explore the Navidson Record of House of Leaves. This is the third episode; to begin, start with episode 68: Bone-Chimes and Primitive Spiders: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/there-might-be-cupcakes-podcas-520320/episodes/bone-chimes-and-primitive-spid-85959021 then listen to episode 70: Ergodic: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/there-might-be-cupcakes-podcas-520320/episodes/ergodic-house-of-leaves-70-94954631

    https://www.markzdanielewski.com
    House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780375703768
    The Whalestoe Letters: From House of Leaves https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780375714412
    The Cipher by Kathe Koja https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781946154330
    The Willows by Algernon Blackwood, Illustrated Edition https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9798653366215
    Slade House by David Mitchell https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780812988079
    Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781907523892
    Alice Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781909621572
    The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781416553441
    Locke and Key vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781600103841
    The Haunting of Hill House https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780143039983
    The Haunting of Hill House Audible, narrated by Bernadette Dunne https://amzn.to/3jrA2VR
    We Have Always Lived in the Castle Audible, narrated by Bernadette Dunne https://amzn.to/3GgBm7Q

    Referenced works, sources, and recommended reading:
    Dante’s Inferno https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780141195872
    Rainer Maria Rilke: https://ronnowpoetry.com/contents/rilke/Orpheus.html
    Virgil’s The Aeneid https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9780143105138
    M. C. Escher https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9783836529846
    Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Rudyard Kipling https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781786750488
    Being and Time by Martin Heidegger https://bookshop.org/a/6560/9781438432762
    The Never-Ending Story by Michael Ende https://amzn.to/3jFl2Uc
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermes
    a href="https://www.britannica.com/topic/Orpheus-Greek-mythology"...

    • 34 min
    What's Your Motivation, Heather?: 72

    What's Your Motivation, Heather?: 72

    Show notes:
    In which Carla explores the horror subgenre found footage, and its subgenre internet horror

    Creepypasta: https://creepypasta.fandom.com/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/creepypasta/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/creepygaming
    https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep
    Ted the Caver: https://creepypasta.fandom.com/wiki/Ted_the_Caver
    https://www.angelfire.com/trek/caver/
    Slender Man: https://creepypasta.fandom.com/wiki/The_Slender_Man

    My Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/claradox/
    My Letterboxd “found footage” horror tag https://letterboxd.com/claradox/tag/found-footage/films/
    My Letterboxd “internet horror” tag https://letterboxd.com/claradox/tag/internet-horror/films/
    My Letterboxd There Might Be Cupcakes Movie List: https://letterboxd.com/claradox/list/there-might-be-cupcakes/
    Paris catacombs: https://www.catacombes.paris.fr/en

    Reading suggestions: (Audible link to get a free month and a free book: https://www.audible.com/ep/creator?source_code=PDTGBPD060314004R)
    Behind the Horror: True Stories That Inspired Horror Movies by Dr. Lee Mellor Audible narrated by Adam Sims https://amzn.to/2YYubjb | to get it free with an Audible trial https://www.audible.com/ep/creator?source_code=PDTGBPD060314004R
    “The Forbidden” (Candyman) in the Books of Blood vol. 5, aka In the Flesh by Clive Barker Audible https://amzn.to/3tQHPQU narrated by Jeffrey Kafer, Melissa Exelberth, Scott O'Neill, and Vanessa Hart.
    Extra credit: Faculty of Horror: Episode 84: Summer of Plague Part 1: [•REC](2007) and [•REC 2] (2009) https://www.facultyofhorror.com/2020/05/episode-84-summer-of-plague-pt-1-contamination-•rec-2007-and-•rec²2009/
    Referenced: Journey to the Center of the Earth by H. G. Wells, narrated by Tim Curry https://amzn.to/3hKSRCt


    Theme song and stinger: “Comadreamers I” by Haunted Me, off their Pleasure album, used with permission
    All included movie trailed owned by their respective copyrights. Edited by me for brevity, to avoid spoilers, and to maximize the creepiness factor.
     
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

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Incredible show

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Heart Felt

No matter what the subject is, the biggest thing is that I feel the host puts her love of the podcast into each epidosde.

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Wonderful Show

A well-informed, well-researched show that is downright pleasing to listen to. For some reason, I find it very relaxing while still being super interesting. There’s also a great selection of different episodes to enjoy (interviews, readings, movie reviews, etc.). This podcast is definitely going into my regular rotation!

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